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Greg Vander Woude

d. January 25, 2017

Greg “Too Tall” Vander Woude, 47, of Waupun, died Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at St. Vincent Heart Hospital in Indianapolis, IN following heart complications.

Greg was born October 15, 1969 in Waupun the son of Larry and Jolene Westra Vander Woude. Greg served three years with the Wisconsin Army National Guard. He worked at Van’s Auto Salvage for his grandpa and father, at Holiday Auto in Fond du Lac, drove truck for several local companies in the area, and most recently for Tralo Trucking where he was owner/operator for several years. Greg was a very generous person who helped others through difficult times. He was a person who would “give his shirt off of his back.” He had a fondness for all of his nieces and nephews and spent time with each one of them. He and his nephew, Trent, enjoyed raising chickens together. Greg had a fondness for restoring cars, a talent he received from his father and grandfather.

Greg is survived by his parents, Larry and Jo Vander Woude of Waupun; two sisters: Aimee (James) Wilson of Brandon, and Brenda (Tony) Edmunds of Waupun; nieces and nephews: Jon, Morgan, David, Jordan, Trent, and Jayden; and aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends.

Greg was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents; and his nephew, Nathan.

Friends and relatives may call on the family on Tuesday at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun from 4-8 p.m. and on Wednesday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. Greg would have said, “No need to dress up; come as you are.”

A celebration of Greg’s life will be held Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at Union-Congregational Church in Waupun with Rev. Robert Sherwood officiating.

Burial will follow at Forest Mound Cemetery in Waupun.

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